Showtime has dropped the season three trailer for The Chi. The new season comes after the departure of the series’ de facto lead, Jason Mitchell, and main cast member Tiffany Boone.
Mitchell was axed from the show after workplace misconduct allegations. Boone had already begun to scale back her role on the show when she was tapped for new projects such as Amazon’s Jordan Peele-produced series, Hunters.
As you can see in the season 3 key art below, it prominently features Birgundi Baker, who was upped to a series regular for this season. Series regulars Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore, Alex Hibbert, Yolonda Ross, Shamon Brown Jr. and Michael V. Epps also return for this season. Justin Hillian (Snowfall) is the new showrunner.
The show also has several guest stars this season who will appear in multi-episode arcs: Luke James will be Victor “Trig” Taylor, Jake’s (Epps) estranged older brother who “wants to reunite his fractured family, but takes an unconventional approach.” La La Anthony will be Dominique “Dom” Morris, who is “a savvy businesswoman with dreams of more lucrative opportunities.” Lil Rel Howery will play Zeke Remnick, “the owner of Sonny’s building who cares less about the community than the bottom line.” Kandi Burruss joins as Roselyn Perry, the estranged wife of Douda (Curtiss Cook), who is “back at his side to influence his political agenda and to help herself.” Series creator Lena Waithe will also appear in a guest-starring role as a Chicago mayoral candidate.
Waithe, Common, Hillian, Aaron Kaplan, Rick Famuyiwa, Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone of Freedom Road Productions and Jet Wilkinson serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios.
The new season will premiere on Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m.
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